France Rural Population 1960-2021

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • France rural population for 2019 was 12,936,523, a 1.22% decline from 2018.
  • France rural population for 2018 was 13,095,854, a 1.18% decline from 2017.
  • France rural population for 2017 was 13,252,520, a 1.1% decline from 2016.
  • France rural population for 2016 was 13,400,202, a 1.03% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
United States 57,576,495
Germany 18,807,964
Italy 17,645,430
Poland 15,174,300
France 12,936,523
United Kingdom 10,926,089
Japan 10,482,515
South Korea 9,602,379
Spain 9,149,372
Canada 6,960,780
Saudi Arabia 5,460,690
Austria 3,682,651
Argentina 3,599,141
Australia 3,519,551
Portugal 3,515,838
Czech Republic 2,782,553
Hungary 2,770,367
Slovak Republic 2,523,654
Chile 2,341,903
Switzerland 2,242,404
Greece 2,208,848
Ireland 1,808,321
Croatia 1,739,182
Netherlands 1,408,121
Panama 1,356,355
UAE 1,290,785
Sweden 1,264,288
Slovenia 943,292
Norway 929,678
Lithuania 895,831
Finland 803,426
Oman 724,209
Denmark 698,575
Israel 678,907
New Zealand 658,140
Trinidad and Tobago 653,029
Latvia 607,846
Estonia 410,566
Cyprus 397,867
Belgium 224,973
Puerto Rico 205,163
Barbados 197,594
Bahrain 174,063
Uruguay 158,340
Channel Islands 118,978
French Polynesia 106,417
Brunei 95,574
New Caledonia 83,163
Antigua and Barbuda 73,318
Bahamas 65,698
Aruba 60,019
Luxembourg 54,408
Seychelles 41,863
Isle of Man 39,979
St. Kitts and Nevis 36,562
Liechtenstein 32,555
Faroe Islands 28,124
Malta 26,751
Qatar 22,996
Iceland 22,203
Curacao 17,175
British Virgin Islands 15,581
Andorra 9,269
Guam 8,601
Greenland 7,280
Northern Mariana Islands 4,744
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 4,444
Palau 3,517
Turks and Caicos Islands 2,536
San Marino 891
Gibraltar 0
Kuwait 0
Singapore 0
Bermuda 0
Cayman Islands 0
Monaco 0
Hong Kong 0
Macao 0
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 0
France Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2019 12,936,523 19.29 -1.22%
2018 13,095,854 19.56 -1.19%
2017 13,252,520 19.82 -1.11%
2016 13,400,202 20.08 -1.03%
2015 13,539,246 20.35 -0.92%
2014 13,664,265 20.61 -0.78%
2013 13,770,626 20.87 -0.71%
2012 13,868,665 21.12 -0.72%
2011 13,968,980 21.38 -0.69%
2010 14,066,100 21.63 -0.66%
2009 14,159,842 21.88 -0.62%
2008 14,247,471 22.13 -0.55%
2007 14,326,191 22.38 -0.47%
2006 14,393,065 22.62 -0.39%
2005 14,449,118 22.87 -0.32%
2004 14,495,491 23.12 -0.34%
2003 14,545,385 23.37 -0.36%
2002 14,598,404 23.62 -0.34%
2001 14,647,859 23.87 -0.34%
2000 14,697,577 24.13 -0.37%
1999 14,752,730 24.39 -0.29%
1998 14,795,595 24.58 -0.31%
1997 14,841,301 24.75 -0.32%
1996 14,889,277 24.92 -0.33%
1995 14,937,872 25.09 -0.31%
1994 14,984,269 25.26 -0.30%
1993 15,029,669 25.43 -0.24%
1992 15,065,323 25.60 -0.17%
1991 15,091,320 25.77 -0.11%
1990 15,108,669 25.94 0.10%
1989 15,093,425 26.05 0.25%
1988 15,055,081 26.13 0.28%
1987 15,013,298 26.20 0.29%
1986 14,970,476 26.28 0.28%
1985 14,928,512 26.35 0.28%
1984 14,887,228 26.43 0.28%
1983 14,846,299 26.50 0.26%
1982 14,807,306 26.58 0.25%
1981 14,771,065 26.65 0.22%
1980 14,738,057 26.72 0.18%
1979 14,711,747 26.79 0.15%
1978 14,690,231 26.86 0.14%
1977 14,669,242 26.93 0.19%
1976 14,641,033 27.00 0.27%
1975 14,601,385 27.07 -0.38%
1974 14,657,476 27.35 -0.71%
1973 14,761,954 27.74 -0.64%
1972 14,855,989 28.14 -0.61%
1971 14,947,305 28.54 -0.61%
1970 15,039,167 28.95 -0.63%
1969 15,134,430 29.35 -0.64%
1968 15,230,855 29.76 -2.13%
1967 15,559,227 30.64 -2.75%
1966 15,992,441 31.78 -2.54%
1965 16,404,578 32.93 -2.31%
1964 16,788,618 34.10 -2.12%
1963 17,148,690 35.30 -1.97%
1962 17,490,550 36.51 -0.99%
1961 17,664,656 37.39 -0.61%
1960 17,772,180 38.12 %